German Duran hits a three-run home run during the second inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
By Mark Dent / MLB.com
David Murphy was in line to be the hero again. But his sacrifice fly that gave the Rangers the lead in the eighth inning was erased by a Royals rally in the bottom half of the inning at Kauffman Stadium. Eric Hurley was impressive in his Major League debut, not allowing a walk in six innings.
BATTING 2B: Guillen (23, Hurley, E), Gordon (16, Francisco). HR: Gordon (7, 1st inning off Hurley, E, 1 on, 1 out), Aviles, M (1, 4th inning off Hurley, E, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Callaspo 2; Gordon 6; Guillen 2; Teahen; Aviles, M 4; Gathright. RBI: Gordon 2 (29), Aviles, M 2 (3), Guillen (50). 2-out RBI: Aviles, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; DeJesus. SF: Guillen. Team LOB: 3.